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Hays Ireland is delighted to introduce The State of Resourcing, Ireland report.

The State of Resourcing, Ireland 2015 provides HR professionals with an in-depth understanding of how Irish companies prioritise the key factors impacting recruitment. It then benchmarks their capabilities against these factors. The delta between importance and capability provides insight into the strategic shift required to compete in the new market. 

The foundation of this report is the in-depth and wide-ranging data provided by the HR directors of 152 of Ireland’s leading organisations. Seven key areas were examined – Prediction & Planning, Talent Acquisition, Market Reputation, Assessment Methodology, On-boarding of employees, Metrics & Measurement and Enabling Technology.

SoR Graph All Ireland

Of the seven key areas to attracting the best candidates, managing the company’s reputation was considered the most important by HR Directors, with 90% citing it as important or very important.

However, the study also identifies a number of shortfalls in this area. Companies were found, unsurprisingly, to invest heavily in their market brand but to neglect their candidate experience for potential employees seeking to join the company. Despite 83% of employers citing candidate experience as important or very important, only 20% of those questioned believed their company ‘very good’ at it. To read the full report, please download it here The State of Resourcing, Ireland report.


The results of The State of Resourcing national study were presented on October 20th by Richard Eardley to the audience of over 70 HR professionals. It was a morning of insightful discussions concerning the changing role of HR in the modern corporate environment. The Panel included:

Darren McAuliffe, Publisher, Silicon Republic

John Kennedy, Infrastructure HR Manager, Iarnrod Eireann - Irish Rail

Miriam O'Keeffe, Programmes Director, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland

James Milligan, UK&I Director for Hays Talent Solutions

Visit Silicon Republic website to read the article. 


Richard Eardley, MD, Hays Ireland


In addition to this national report, Hays are producing individual tailor-made diagnostic reports. These resourcing diagnostics benchmark the company’s answers against the national averages in the 7 categories. 

This free benchmark report will indicate where your company is currently positioned and measured against your own organisation's resourcing strategies, aims and objectives. This is a useful document which can be used to help draw conclusions about how your organisation can improve its resourcing strategy in order to become more successful. 

Our experts will be delighted to provide your organisation with valuable resourcing insights. To request your tailored Diagnostic Report, please contact Hays Talent Solutions, +353 1 619 0505,

To access the online assessment tool, please follow this link




Hays are proud to announce a series of business seminars dedicated to the topics covered in the State of Resourcing report. The first of a series of seminars entitled “Building an Employer Brand” was held in National Concert Hall on February 18th.

Considered by Irish businesses to be one of the most important sub-categories in the entire study; with over 90% of respondents describing it as important or very important to their organisations.


In an effort to showcase some of the most complicated and interesting Employer Brand cases, Hays hosted an event in collaboration with Oliver Strong, co-founder of Intelligent Emotion – a specialist internal communications and engagement consultancy helping companies reach world-class levels of engagement.

To view the presentation delivered by Oliver Strong, please click here.

We will continue a series of breakfast seminars. The next breakfast seminar will be held in spring 2016 and will be dedicated to Diversity in the Workplace.